Home team / Outreach Sister

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

Southampton Neonatal Unit are looking to recruit an enthusiastic RN / RM with experience in neonatal nursing to join our Home Team as a Band 6 outreach sister on an 6 month fixed term secondment.

Working in the established neonatal Home Team, you will be involved in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating individualised discharge plans for our neonatal and transitional care patients and their families. Together with the multidisciplinary team you will anticipate discharges and co-operate discharge planning, follow up and community care. You will support families with the transition from hospital to home, providing education and emotional support, both in hospital and in the community,

We feel passionate that families should feel involved in their baby's care and work in partnership with them. This is reflected in our family integrated care ethos and upcoming expansion to provide additional facilities for our families.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What youll do

Working with the established neonatal Home Team, you will participate in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating individualised discharge plans for our neonatal and transitional care patients and their families. Working alongside the senior team, you will anticipate discharges, co-ordinate arrangements and follow up plans together with the multidisciplinary team.

You will support families with the transition from hospital to home, providing education and emotional support as necessary. You will continue to provide holistic family-centred care to patients in the home environment in partnership with their families, whilst supporting junior staff to do the same.
What were looking for
  • A registered nurse or midwife with neonatal experience who has completed the qualified in speciality course.
  • Experience of working in the community desirable
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to use own initiative

Able to work under pressure with excellent time management and leadership skills.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 13th June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Registered Nurse (Adult or Child) on Part 1 of the NMC register or Registered Midwife
  • Evidence of ongoing personal development
  • Neonatal Life Support qualification


  • Mentorship module or equivalent
  • Educated to level 6 or completed degree

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Experience of working on a neonatal unit
  • Up to date knowledge of neonatal conditions, pathologies and neonatal experience
  • Aware of current research and evidence
  • Recognised post qualifying module in neonatal care
  • Evidence of leadership training and/or experience
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • IT skills
  • Child and adult safeguarding awareness


  • Community Experience
  • Previous band 6 experience

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Acknowledges strengths and limitations
  • Desire to progress within neonatal care
  • nterest and passion for discharge processes and community care and clear rationale for applying for post
  • Ability to work within a large multi-professional team
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good time management skills and ability to manage own workload and delegate appropriately to others
  • Experience of work effectively as a lone worker and in a team
  • Able to use initiative


  • Expert knowledge of discharge procedures
  • Experience of audits and report writing
  • Evidence of teamwork outside of work

Special requirements of the post


  • Able to work in a constantly changing environment
  • Willing to undertake the expanded role of the nurse
  • Able to teach new learners and staff
  • Satisfactory DBS check
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Full Clean UK Drivers Licence

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

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